Summer-friendly wedding dresses (and jumpsuits!) that are perfect for this heat wave

Summer is a popular time to get married for a great reason. The weather is warm and languid, which means a tropical honeymoon is a no-brainer. Plus, hello — it’s a built-in summer vacay (remember when we actually got those?).

But finding summer wedding dresses can be a little bit of a challenge. For starters, so many of them are just so heavy. With all the beading and long trains and whatnot, a ~traditional~ wedding dress can be way more trouble than it’s worth. Especially in stifling heat and humidity.

So if you’re getting married in the summer, why not have your ensemble be something that complements the season? Whether it’s a backless piece, features a shorter hemline, or has a flowy, festival feel, summer wedding dresses are easy to find if you know where to look.

Here are a few of our favorite summer wedding dresses (and a couple of amazing wedding jumpsuits!) that’ll keep you cool and looking fab af.

1Nataya 1930s White Embroidered Titanic Tulle Tea Length Dress

unique-vintage.com

Go lightweight and ethereal for $212, here!

2Adrianna Papell Sequined Open-Back Halter Dress

macys.com

Show off your shoulders without sacrificing the glam factor for $349, here!

3Mara Jumpsuit

anthropologie.com

You can get this ’70s-inspired look for $280, here!

4Nicole Miller Stretch Lace Mini Dress

davidsbridal.com

Shop this ceremony or rehearsal frock for $465, here!

5Chi Chi London Exquisite Elegance Lace Dress

modcloth.com

Snag this cap-sleeved number for $175, here!

6Houghton “Cheyne” Open-Back Long-Sleeve Silk Column Gown

shop.nordstrom.com

Step into the pages of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with this backless lewk for $2,450, here!

7David’s Bridal Dotted Tulle Tea-Length Wedding Dress with Lace

davidsbridal.com

Go strapless and show off your fancy wedding-day pedicure for $249, here!

8Courthouse Vows Shift Dress in Ivory

modcloth.com

Minimal frills, maximum thrills for $125, here!

9Strapless Crepe Jumpsuit with 3D Floral Details

davidsbridal.com

Channel your inner Claire Underwood in this pantsuit with a sweetheart neckline for $249, here!

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